About Me

Natasha Ruschka

Hi, I’m Natasha and I’m a Brisbane Australia based artist who creates colorful and painterly oil paintings. My passion for oil painting started when I lived in Colorado and immersed myself in the Denver art community learning to paint oils in the "Alla Prima" (direct painting) style.  I love the buttery texture of oils and enjoy the process of mixing colours in this tactile medium. Painting wet on wet is how I produce fresh, loose and visible brush strokes that give my paintings a playful energy.

I enjoy transforming simple life subjects into colourful scenes that are bright and happy and capture on canvas the often missed beauty around us.  Taking a simple object like a piece of fruit, a flower or a tea cup, and transforming it into a beautiful and interesting vignette with only oil paints feels like my very own superpower. Since returning to Australia the native flora and fauna of my homeland has been inspiring my work. I enjoy creating large expressive florals, light infused still life scenes and loose painterly landscapes. 

I teach a weekly class in my local community which is the highlight of my week.  I absolutely love to see my student’s confidence grow while they learn and have fun painting in my classes.  I believe anyone can paint, and everyone has their own unique style waiting to be expressed on a canvas.

Most days I am active on social media and respond to comments there. If you’d like to get in touch you can contact me at natasharuschka@gmail.com

August 2020 - Flower Market Collection 

November 2020 - Featured Artist - Still Life Collection - Art West Community Gallery, Mt Ommaney

March / April 2021 - Solo Show Wild Canary Brookfield Brisbane

March 2021 - Toowoomba Grammar Show 

May 2021 - Brookfield Art Show - 1st Place Oil Painting

June 2021 - Lethbridge Gallery - Small Scale Art Exhibition

June 2021 - Wild Canary - Group Show “A Winter’s Walk”